University of Jyväskylä is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland.

Academic calendar

Semester I : September - Mid-December
Semester II: January – May

Application deadline
Semester I: 15th of May
Semester II: 1st of November

Areas of study open to exchange students


Language of instruction



Normal study load per term:
In grades: 0 – 5 (0 is fail, 5 is excellent)
Credits : ECTS

Cost of living

We recommend that you have at least 700 € per month in order to have enough funds to pay for your food, lodgings, clothes, study material, social life, etc. How much you need in the end is partly also a question of your personal spending habits.

Average costs:

Rent in a student apartment 210-330 €, deposit 250 € (rents in the private rental market higher)
Lunch in a student restaurant 2.60 € (Bachelor's and Master's level students)
Monthly bus pass 51 € for the local transportation
University sports fee 60 €/academic year 2018-2019
Survival kit for exchange students 70 €

The cost of course literature is not very high, since most of the books can be borrowed from the University Library.

More information on the cost of living

Number of places available

4 places per year

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Or contact the International Office:

Bart Weerdenburg, Loes van Velzen, Nicole van der Hoeven - Sneijder

The International office offers information and support for incoming and outgoing exchange students of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Contact us if you have any questions about studying abroad on a temporary basis.


Due to the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice. During office hours, you can still reach us by phone or mail. Please note, between July 16 and August 9, you can only reach us via email. 

Tel: +31 (0)30 253 3659 (Mondays to Thursdays, not on Fridays)